Genmaicha

Japanese Genmaicha Tea
Genmaicha (Japanese 米 茶 茶) is a Japanese green tea preparation containing roasted and partially popped rice kernels; So-called brown rice, ie natural rice (Japanese 米 米, genmai), is used. This gives the tea a slightly malty roasted flavor.

According to tradition, Genmaicha happened to happen during the fifteenth century. Green tea is basically heated or slightly roasted to prevent fermentation. A careless servant should have worked sloppily and heated the tea mixed with some rice grains for too long; His master, a samurai, was said to have been so angry that he'd beheaded him to realize shortly afterwards that this new tea had a pleasant taste. Thanks to its relatively strong flavor, Genmaicha was also preferred whenever it was necessary to use the rare tea sparingly.

Originally, the Genmaicha was known as stretched arms people tea and as a bridging between meals. Today, however, the tea is drunk in all population strata, also gladly together with the well-known Matcha.

As a general rule, Genmaicha has the same preparation as for Sencha. Traditionally, however, no multiple infusions are used here. You will find an exact preparation recommendation for each tea in the product description.
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